AeroTech composite rocket motors are the most technically advanced hobby motors in the world. These motors use the same solid propellant as America’s space boosters. Pound for pound, this propellant delivers nearly three times the power of black powder model rocket motors, allowing you to fly larger rockets, heavier payloads and achieve higher altitudes than ever before. AeroTech composite rocket motors are produced in six propellant formulations for both reloadable and single-use motors. Create your own special effects by choosing the performance, tracking and sound characteristics you desire.
Six Propellant Types
White Lightning™ (W)
A brilliant white flame, dense bright white exhaust and a throaty roar are the hallmarks of this popular propellant. Easy to track. Exciting to watch! White Lightning looks and sounds like actual sounding rockets and launch vehicles. Special effects professionals and aerospace companies specify the AeroTech White Lightning propellant to achieve realistic simulation.
Blue Thunder™ (T)
Produces a bright violet-blue flame with a minimum of exhaust smoke. These motors provide a higher level of thrust than White Lightning or Black Jack motors of the same total impulse. Blue Thunder is the perfect propellant for high lift-off acceleration.
Black Jack™ (J) and Black Max™ (FJ)
Provides the high visibility tracking of dense black exhaust. In addition to a distinctive lift off roar, Black Jack motors give your models lower acceleration and longer powered flight than White Lightning or Blue Thunder motors of the same total impulse. Black Max provides slightly higher acceleration than White Lightning Propellant.
Distinctly different from its propellant relatives, Redline provides unique visual and thrust characteristics for larger airframes and performance oriented flyers. The proprietary AeroTech formulation imparts Redline with its signature vivid scarlet flame. Redline’s burning rate lies midway between that of White Lightning and Blue Thunder. Photos don't do justice to the "laser-beam" intensity and color of Redline… you have to see it to appreciate it!
If you blink you’ll miss it! Displaying a prominent yellow-orange flame studded with “mach diamonds”, Warp-9 is AeroTech’s fastest-burning propellant. Originally developed for Orbital’s Pegasus® fin motors, Warp-9 is perfect when you need the highest thrust possible from a given motor size. Alternatively, when used in an “endburning” grain configuration, Warp-9 delivers unique thrust curve profiles such as that produced by the new G69N model rocket reload.